Bakpia

Categories: Java Cuisine, Traditional Cuisine, Yogyakarta

mung bean bakpia

Bakpia is a food made from a mixture of green beans with sugar, wrapped in flour, then baked. The name Bakpia is derived from the Hokkien dialect, the word “bak” which means meat and “pia” which means cake, which literally means bread containing meat.

Bakpia is well-known to come from the Pathok (Pathuk) area, Yogyakarta. Some said since its originaly made of pork meat which is not eaten by the majority of Indonesian whose religion is Islam, the filling is changed to mung bean by the locals. Nowadays the flavors of bakpia have new varieties such as chocolate, cheese, purple sweet potatoes and other kinds of beans.

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